Activities, Student Representation, Students' Union

From Student Rep to Diplomacy and Human Rights


How one of our students plans to use her co-curricular activities to help pursue her career ambitions.

Roberta, a second year Politics student, believes that getting involved in co-curricular activities at uni is a great way to develop your social life, but it can also offer the opportunity to gain experience that might help develop your career too.

In her first year, Roberta was elected as Student Representative for her year. She took up the role to contribute to affecting positive change by voicing student concerns and issues and helping to make the student experience the best it can be. At the end of her first year she was elected Departmental Student Coordinator.

Not only do these activities give her a platform to make a contribution and get involved in student life at Goldsmiths, but they also provide valuable experience to support her next steps. Roberta plans to do a masters in Diplomacy and Human Rights after she finishes her undergraduate degree.

She believes that getting involved in co-curricular activities can boost your CV and these activities in particular will help her develop her interpersonal skills and set her apart when she graduates,

“the role requires patience, dedication, passion and communication and will help me develop my interpersonal skills.”

She has already recorded her Student Rep role on her HEAR as well as the Oxford University Press Baylis and Smith Prize, a departmental prize which she was awarded for the best essay in the World Politics module of her course. She will record her DSC role at the end of the year.

“I think the HEAR is a good opportunity to record academic and co-curricular achievement – getting recognition on your transcript and students should take advantage of it.”


Check out the full list of activities which you can record on your HEAR.


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